Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said his administration will continue to collaborate with a number of African countries in international arrangements as a means of guaranteeing economic stability and solidarity for Dominica.
The Prime Minister made the remark when he addressed an activity to observe African Liberation Day earlier this week.
He noted that in the new period of globalization, his Government has had the honor to work together with a number of African countries in the context of several international arrangements.
“We work together within the non- alliance movement, we co-operate within the context of African Caribbean and Pacific countries(ACP), we work together with the United Nations and its affiliated institutions, we work together within the context of the British Commonwealth of nations and La Francophonie,” he revealed. “We speak with one voice within the context of numerous treaties, international movements and global issues such as the environment, trade and development aid.”
The Prime Minister said that small countries like Dominica face similar issues with African States such as access to bananas on the European Market.
The Prime Minister noted that while geographic distance, communication issues and the arrangements of international air travel pose challenges, Dominica, through regional arrangements, will continue to explore and deepen bi-lateral relations with the African Union and the people of Africa.
“When we speak of unity and solidarity with Africa, this is not an exercise in abstraction; we at the level of Government are engaged with Africa in various ways and contexts. There are many issues that unite us,” he said.